Office & Commercial

How Do You Calculate Your Return on Security Investment?

Posted by Eric Nauta on March 13, 2020

Measuring the return on investment of a product is easy. You add up the expenses related to creating and managing it. Then you take the number of sales and subtract all related expenses. Unfortunately, it's not so simple to figure out what kind of return you get on your…

Stealth Monitoring at a Glance

Posted by Blake Mitchell on March 12, 2020

Stealth Monitoring is North America’s leading provider of live video monitoring solutions, with U.S. headquarters in Dallas, TX and Canadian headquarters in Toronto, ON. Our proactive video monitoring technology, combined with human intelligence, can help detect and deter crime…

Why Video Surveillance Is the Ideal Crime Deterrent

Posted by Melissa Parsons on March 11, 2020

You may have heard that video surveillance deters crime and helps bring criminals to justice. Can it actually do that? Or is it a marketing ploy? Maybe the New York Times story about the East Orange police department in New Jersey will answer that. How a Police Department…

What Security Do I Need for My Multi-Tenant Building?

Posted by David Charney on March 6, 2020

Bad news. Property crime is climbing. Just look to the FBI's U.S. Crime Data Explorer, which shows roughly 64,000 property crimes occurred in commercial and office buildings for 2017. That number jumps to more than 75,000 in 2018. Before that, the number of crimes steadily…

The Evolution of Video Surveillance

Posted by Melissa Parsons on February 26, 2020

When George Orwell published the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four in 1949, who knew that it would describe video surveillance through devices like two-way telescreens or two-way televisions that we would see something like that today? In the story, the residents of Oceania…

This Is What Artificial Intelligence Will Do for Video Surveillance

Posted by Melissa Parsons on February 24, 2020

A simple video surveillance system captures what the camera sees. To spot suspicious activity requires someone to watch the cameras or analysts who know how to watch hours of footage to find issues. AI has exploded in the last decade and now it has found its way in video…

How to Avoid Paying the High Price of False Alarms

Posted by Jay Thomas on February 21, 2020

Have you ever had a false alarm in your office or apartment building? It's quite a common problem. In fact, research from the Arizona State University Center for Problem-Oriented Policing reveals that between 94 and 98 percent of alarm calls are false. (The number varies based…

6 Signs You Need to Pump Up Building Security

Posted by David Charney on February 12, 2020

Businesses, property owners and managers have a responsibility to provide building security. This involves much more than making sure intruders don't enter the building. Building security also helps ensure the safety of employees and visitors, protect your valuable business…